A Highly Transparent and Luminescent Hybrid Based on the Copolymerization of Surfactant-Encapsulated Polyoxometalate and Methyl Methacrylate


  • This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 20473032), the Major State Basic Research Development Program (No. G2000078102), the PCSIRT of Ministry of Education of China, and the Innovation Fund of Jilin University. We thank Mr. Fenghai Li for his help on the design of the molds. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.


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A polyoxometalate-based hybrid is produced by the copolymerization of a terminal-unsaturated surfactant- encapsulated polyoxometalate and methyl methacrylate. This hybrid exhibits flexible processability, high transparency of the polymer, and high fluorescence of the inorganic cluster (see Figure). The method presented in this paper provides general access to the fabrication of organic–inorganic electrostatic-complex-based materials in polymer matrices.